The tomb of a senior monk has been unearthed by archaeologists in the newly discovered Early Christian basilica in Bulgaria

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The tomb of a senior monk and clergyman has been unearthedby archaeologists in the newly discovered Early Christian basilica in the prehistoric, ancient, and medieval rock city of Perperikon (also known as Perperik or Perperek) near Kardzhali in Southern Bulgaria.

As an archaeological site, Perperikon is an 8,000-year-old prehistoric megalithic shrine, which was later built upon by the Thracians, the Romans, the Byzantines, and the medieval Bulgarian Empire, and was destroyed as a city and fortress by the invading Ottoman Turks  in the 14th century.

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